Worship Archive

What is the Correct Way to Worship?

Hank addresses a question about acceptable ways to worship God in light of John 4:23-24.

Are images of Jesus idolatrous?

In the eighth century AD Emperor Leo III ordered the abolition of icons (revered images or sculptures) of Jesus, Mary, angels, and saints. This sparked the great Iconoclastic controversy, so called because those who supported the eradication of icons, often on the grounds that they violated the second commandment’s prohibition of “graven images,” were known […]

What credentials back up Jesus’ claim to deity?

Jesus not only claimed to be God but also provided many convincing proofs that he indeed was divine. First, Jesus demonstrated that he was God in human flesh by manifesting the credential of sinlessness. While the Qur’an exhorts Muhammad to seek forgiveness for his sins, the Bible exonerates Messiah saying Jesus “had no sin” (2 […]

Does the Bible claim Jesus is God?

Many biblical texts can be used to demonstrate that Jesus is God. Three, however, stand out above the rest. Not only are they clear and convincing, but their “addresses” are easy to remember as well—John 1, Colossians 1, and Hebrews 1. First, is John 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was […]

Why do people end their prayers with “Amen”?

Everyone is familiar with the word “amen.” But have you ever taken the time to consider what it really means? Is ending our prayers with “amen” a mere ritual? Or is there a majestic richness to the word that is often missed? First, “amen” is a universally recognized word that is far more significant than […]

What are the secrets to spiritual growth?

According to Jesus Christ, those who repent and receive him as Savior and Lord are “born again” (John 3:3)—not physically, but spiritually. And with this spiritual birth must come spiritual growth. It is crucial therefore to be intimately acquainted with the ABCs of spiritual growth. First, no relationship can flourish without constant, heartfelt communication. This […]